Second Winter Flood in Bulgaria Causes Minor Damages

Environment | February 26, 2012, Sunday // 18:32|  views

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Around 30 houses have been flooded in the Sadovo municipality in central southern Bulgaria due to a water reservoir overflowing with melting snow Sunday.

The houses are located in the town of Sadovo, and the villages of Cheshnigirovo, Seltsi and Bogdanitsa, Plovdiv Region.

The Ezerovo dam located nearby overflew Sunday due to warm weather and a large snow cover that had formed in the previous weeks.

In addition to the flooded houses, domestic animals have been drowned, two bridges and roads have been destroyed, and some 250 acres of agricultural land have also been left under water.

Sadovo mayor Dimitar Zdravkov said that authorities are doing everything to monitor reservoirs nearby.

On February 6, 10 persons perished in the area of southeastern village of Biser, Haskovo Region, after the wall of the Ivanovo dam broke due to excessive precipitation.

This has led to a major overhaul campaign of Bulgaria's extensive water reservoir system.

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